Not tested on animals, only family, LIP READING is a collection of hilarious observations, memoirs and jottings from one of Britain's most entertaining women. Maureen Lipman, the woman who has had both a rose and a sewage system named after her, hasa gift for making anything seem funny. Whether it is hot flushes, trying to make sense of the cricket commentary, or giving the perfect dinner party, her individual slant on the subject is either refreshing, outrageous or downright priceless, or allof the above.
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There is a lady bountiful quality in Maureen Lipman, her self-assured, fluctuating posh northern intonation suggestive of being a cut above. Even in occasional quandary--getting lost driving out of Guildford on a wet, dark night--the aura of authority is retained.
She proclaims "I seem to spend a great deal of time exchanging witty badinage with people I will never see again or eating suppers I can't taste because afterwards I'm going to have to sing for them", and nostalgically recalls her parents entertaining in Hull. "I know we all have evenings--it's the bit between The Bill and bed... theirs weren't just evenings, they were evenings".
Propensities of family and friends are lucidly and amusingly disclosed, as is--save the odd crudity and matters concerning the cat--talk of dinner parties, hazards of hanging baskets, ostensible attachment for life to a microphone and battery pack by plastic cable ties, wedding presents, underwear, wrinkles and cruises. Maureen Lipman has endured surgery and holistic healing for a tumour, danced with dolphins and thoroughly enjoyed her time playing Aunt Ella in the recent production of Oklahoma, yet there is little palpable warmth in this compendium of memoirs. --Lyn Took (2 cassettes 2hrs 45 mins)About the Author:
MAUREEN LIPMAN has recently appeared on stage in PEGGY FOR YOU and OKLAHOMA! Her film work includes Educating Rita and besides being a PPA Columnist of the Year, her five previous books have all made the Bestseller Lists.
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